Rescue ship Igor Belousov of RF Navy's Northern Fleet arrived in Vietnam to participate in joint Russian-Vietnamese exercise
Today, Northern Fleet rescue ship Igor Belousov, which left Vladivistok on November 22, arrived at Cam Ranh port with a business call, says press center of RF Defence Ministry. The ship will be involved in the first Russian-Vietnamese exercise to assist a submarine crew in distress lying on the ground. The exercise will be held on December 3-8 in the South China Sea.
On board the ship is Bester 1 deep-towed vehicle AS-40 which will be involved in the exercise.
It is planned that within two days Cam Ranh base will host the first stage of the exercise, during which the sides will hold conference on actions of rescue forces. Than the ships and vessels of the two countries head for the sea to conduct practical tasks.
In course of the exercise the Russian delegations is headed by Chief of the Navy Staff - First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Vice Admiral Andrei Volozhinsky.